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Clubhouse Units​ and the Work-Ordered Day

Our Clubhouse operates as a community where each day models a traditional Work-Ordered Day. The Members and staff work side by side, as colleagues, to perform the work that is important to our community. There are no clinical therapies or treatment- oriented programs in the Clubhouse. Members volunteer to participate as they feel ready and according to their individual interests.

By participating in the Work-Ordered Day, a sense of structure and purpose is restored in members’ lives. This sense of purpose is crucial and it’s what makes the Work-Ordered Day the operational foundation of the Clubhouse Model. Once members have fully immersed themselves in the Work-Ordered Day and are motivated with their newfound confidence, they are in a great place to start participating in the many other opportunities that ACTS Clubhouse has to offer. On a typical day, you will find members preparing the daily lunch, answering phones, editing in the video lab, entering data in the computer, or maintaining the garden, to name just a few of the daily tasks.

Members may participate in one of the following Work Units: 

  • The Business & Tech Unit handles visitor tours, new member orientation, customer service, phone reception, member database, data entry, assisting with fundraising, finance, employment, education programs, computer skills and training, accounting, QuickBooks, and advocacy efforts.
  • The Culinary Unit is responsible for the menu planning, meal preparations, nutrition concepts, Serve Safe training, Clubhouse Café, event planning, point of sales system, gardening, and cleaning and sanitation.
  • The Graphic Design and Multimedia Unit handles newsletter, daily in house news, photography, videography & video editing, script development, on-screen hosting/acting/testimonials, presentation team (ACTS Clubhouse tours & events), Adobe Creative Cloud/Canva, Microsoft 365, marketing and social media.

At ACTS Clubhouse, members discover their own path and work at their own pace.

ACTS Clubhouse

201 E. Yukon Street

Tampa, FL 33604                                                                         
P. 813.771.0958

ACTS Clubhouse is organized to support people living with mental illness. A Clubhouse is a community center that serves as the hub for all the opportunities and activities that we offer to our members.  Members are encouraged to participate in a Clubhouse work ordered day. Members work side-by-side with ACTS Clubhouse staff to complete daily activities like preparing lunches, running the receptionist desk, producing a daily news video or a podcast and monthly newsletters, maintaining the Clubhouse, and assuming responsibility for attendance, billing, and statistical information. Members can learn the needs of the Clubhouse using their skills and abilities.  By working together, members make friends, gain confidence, and learn new skills—at the heart of the Clubhouse Model is the philosophy that work, and relationships are rehabilitative. For people with mental illness, it offers a safe and supportive environment for building a better life. Clubhouses are a powerful demonstration of the fact that people with mental illness can and do lead normal, productive lives. Clubhouses are established to benefit the health and wellness of people who live with mental illness, it is based on the research-proven Clubhouse Model.  The Clubhouse Model complements available psychiatric and medical treatments but focuses less on the clinical side of mental illness, and more on relationships and skill building as critical vehicles for rehabilitation. In a Clubhouse, each member is given the message that he or she is welcome, wanted, needed, and expected each day.

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Current Hours, Tours and Admission Criteria

Starting January 2, 2024, ACTS Clubhouse is open: Monday – Thursday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Tours are available for community members and potential members by calling 813.771.0958 or emailing To find out when the next public event is or to schedule a tour, call the number above. 

Membership is voluntary and without time limits.
To become a member of ACTS Clubhouse you must meet the following criteria:

  • Adult, age 18 and above
  • Diagnosis of a serious mental illness
  • Provide records verifying mental health diagnosis. 
  • Fill out the Membership Application to be reviewed by the Program Director